The landscape near coastal Orange County homes is breathtaking. Although cities have spread, there are still many natural areas to explore. Travel through some of the last remaining coastal canyons in Southern California at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Visitors can explore 40 miles of trails that meander through oak and sycamore woodlands. Rocky bluffs extend above the canyon trails, many of which lead to ridges with gorgeous views.
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park is located at 18751 Laguna Canyon Rd. in Laguna Beach, close to any Newport Coast real estate. Parking lot hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the park itself is open from 7 a.m. to sunset. There is a parking fee of $3 per day and there is a machine that accepts quarters, dollar bills, and Visa/Mastercard. If you visit often, consider purchasing an annual pass, which is available in the park office. Please note that dogs are not permitted in the park and those that plan to ride horses need to use the Equestrian parking at the Big Bend staging area.
Explore Nature Near Orange County homes
This park spans 7,000 acres and is part of the South Coast Wilderness area. Stop into the Nix Nature Center to learn more about the park and ask for advice about the best route for your adventure. You can hike, mountain bike, run, or ride horseback on the trails. Regularly guided tours are also available and led by park staff or volunteer naturalists. Many different types of tours are led each month and include topics such as fitness and botany. Take a look at the events and programs on the park webpage to see upcoming offerings. Special tours can also be arranged for groups up to 20 people. Everyone living in coastal Orange County homes is invited to read more about this beautiful park, browse the upcoming events, and plan an outing here.